Megan Barton-Hanson reveals why she and TOWIE’s James Lock split 💔

The potential power couple broke up just before Christmas

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by Hannah Mellin |

Love Island 2018 star Megan Barton Hanson has opened up about the reasons why her romance with TOWIE’s James Lock (or ‘Lockie’ as he is more commonly known) didn’t work out.

The pair met while they were filming the next season of MTV show Ex On The Beach and were first spotted together in October 2021 when they were photographed ‘all over each other’ at Mayfair’s Amazonico restaurant. They soon went red-carpet official at the Gay Times awards and constantly shared loved-up snaps and exchanged flirty comments on Instagram.

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However, the pair ended their whirlwind two-month-long romance just before Christmas following a trip to New York, with reports suggesting that they had started to argue. Megan then proceeded to delete all traces of Lockie from her Instagram and even unfollowed him.

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Lockie and Danielle first began dating back in 2014 and it wasn't long before she joined him on TOWIE. Their turbulent on/off relationship provided many storylines for the ITVBe show, with James admitting he'd been unfaithful at the start of their relationship.The couple got back together when Danielle decided to give him another chance, but they split once again after a particularly nasty row in Marbella just as Lockie planned to propose.He later won her back for a second time but their romance just wasn't meant to be and she announced they'd broken up for the third and final time less than a year later.Danielle moved on from Lockie with footballer Danny Spiller but they split in 2019. Later that year, she went public with her childhood sweetheart Tom Edney and they welcomed a daughter, Orla Mae, in May 2020.

In a Instagram Q&A session over the festive period, Megan was asked the reasons why the pair had called it a day and answered that things just ‘didn’t work out between them’.

She then jokingly added, ‘He made a stunning Richard Gere for Halloween though.’

Another fan then asked Megan, who is bisexual, how she felt about having another relationship.

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Megan has now dated tow TOWIE stars ©Getty

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She responded, ‘I love women and find women attractive but I'm more into relationships with men right now.’

The reality babe and podcast host was also asked how she felt about dating someone who wasn’t in the public eye, to which she answered, ‘Yesss! I've said so many times I want someone not in our industry but it's all I meet when I prioritised work and events.

‘This year I'm putting work second and myself and happiness first. I want to travel loads.’

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